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Waiting no longer

Enterprise music critic Two years ago, local junior high school teacher Rita Hosking took a leave of absence, to follow her dream of becoming a folksinger. She has since released a solo album and two records with her band, Cousin Jack; she has played the festival circuit, built a following and garnered critical acclaim. Hosking […]

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ItÕs still rock ÕnÕ roll

Enterprise music critic The East Los Angeles-based rock band Los Lobos has entertained audiences for more than 35 years. The band has won three Grammy Awards, sold millions of records and garnered a loyal fan base. And they donÕt plan to stop anytime soon. See for yourself, when Los Lobos performs at 8 p.m. Saturday […]

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Mum(lers) is the word

Enterprise music critic The Mumlers, a San Jose-based rock band, is on the precipice of something big. The band recently signed to Galaxia Records and released its second album, ÒDonÕt Throw Me Away,Ó to well-deserved critical acclaim. A bi-coastal tour starts imminently, but first The Mumlers will pay Davis a visit. The group will perform […]

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Freedom reigns

Enterprise music critic The dedicated DJs at KDVS 90.3 FM view themselves as defenders of freedom against corporate-controlled mainstream radio. Our local free-form radio station is run independently by volunteers who Òfight the good fight against corporate hegemony of homogeny.Ó To celebrate this independence, KDVS will present the eighth annual ÒOperation: Restore Maximum Freedom,Ó a […]

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Shearer musical bliss

Enterprise music critic ItÕs time to face the music: Brick-and-mortar record stores are struggling in this digital age. And with big-box stores selling albums at discounted rates, independent record stores soon may be extinct. San Francisco singer/songwriter Brandi Shearer is a proponent of independent record stores. She recently launched the ÒShore to Shore In-Store Tour,Ó […]

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A true Legend comes to town

Enterprise music critic Six-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist John Legend is coming to town. The R&B singer/songwriter will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at West SacramentoÕs Raley Field, following an opening act by India.Arie: a prologue thatÕll be worth the price of admission. The neo-soul singer is a two-time Grammy winner and […]

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Big pay-off

Enterprise music critic The Nickel Slots may be a new Sacramento band, but its members are veterans of the scene. This Americana folk-rock ensemble has two decades of experience. Lead singer and acoustic guitarist Tony Brusca is the frontman for the local pop-rock legends, The Brodys. Drummer Christopher Amaral and his brother, guitarist Steve Amaral, […]

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A killer band

Enterprise music critic ÒDaddy told me that when they use to embalm bodies, they had to burn sulfur in the room to overpower the stench of the deceased. ThatÕs kinda what The Pine Box Boys are.Ó Ñ from the Pine Box Boys bio The Pine Box Boys, a San Francisco-based Òdark-grassÓ band, play morbid, macabre […]

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Mumbo fantastico

Enterprise music critic Afro-beat, Caribbean calypso, New Orleans piano funk and good old-fashioned rock ÕnÕ roll: Mix all these ingredients together, and you get Mumbo Gumbo. These local legends have been rockinÕ crowds for two decades, and will continue for years to come. With respect to the immediate future, the band will perform at 8:30 […]

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Catch the Fever

Enterprise music critic The Los Angeles-based band Dengue Fever is named after a tropical disease, but it spreads nothing but infectious psychedelic pop. The band will deliver a free, all-ages show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the UC Davis Quad. Dengue Fever plays Cambodian-style pop/psych rock, and a bit of background is necessary to understand […]

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CominÕ down to Brooks

Enterprise music critic The devil went down to Georgia, He was looking for a soul to steal; He was in a bind, Õcause he was way behind, And he was willinÕ to make a deal. The dueling fiddles are unmistakable. ÒThe Devil Went Down to GeorgiaÓ is ingrained in our cultural conscious. The 1979 hit […]

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Uppity no more?

Enterprise music critic The saucy and sassy acoustic trio, Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women, has delivered its unique brand of the blues for 25 years. But no more. The band Ñ Gaye Adegbalola, Andra Faye and Ann Rabson Ñ will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Palms, 13 Main St., Winters, as part of its […]

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Performance passion

Enterprise music critic All the worldÕs a stage for Sam Misner and Megan Smith. As both stage actors and musicians, Misner and Smith spend most of their time in the spotlight. Smith grew up in Davis, and the duo recently played their first show here, at the Cloud Forest CafŽ. TheyÕll follow that with a […]

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GoinÕ Stag

Enterprise music critic You donÕt have to travel far to see a great punk rock show: The genre is alive and well in Woodland. Between Gearhead Records Ñ which sells exclusive, hard-to-find punk vinyl and puts on its own punk shows Ñ and the upcoming Operation Restore Maximum Freedom concert at Plainfield Station, Woodland has […]

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